Nicaragua Mission Project
For the past five years, Trinity members have been participating in self-funded missions trips to Nicaragua. Our on-going work includes providing clean water, safe stoves, latrines, and new trees to the villages of Las Mercedes and El Bijague. Over 80 families have benefited from our past gifts. The trees we planted in the past aid in reducing soil erosion, thus increasing the water table and adding to oxygen levels in the air.
The seven members in this year’s delegation will be departing April 14 and returning on April 22.
While in Nicaragua, they will help build 12 latrines in El Bijague in partnership with El Porvenir. The materials for these latrines will be purchased with money from the Christmas is Not Your Birthday offering, which is collected annually in December.
Money from coffee sales will be used to purchase desks for an elementary school in Camino Emmaus. The team is collecting school supplies to donate to this school and the school in El Bijague, which students from El Bijague and Las Mercedes attend.
The delegation will visit a sewing school to deliver the gift of a sewing machine, as well as fabric and sewing notions.
The team is accepting donations of school supplies, fabric and sewing notions, and dental supplies to take with them. They are looking for the following:
- colored pencils
- glue sticks
- white board markers (for teachers)
- index cards
- PLEASE NO PAPER
- light-weight cotton fabric in 1 to 4 yard pieces
- sewing notions
- dental supplies
- tooth brushes
- toothpaste with expiration date of 05/2019 or later
All donations can be left at the Connection Point in Asbury Hall on Sunday mornings or in the church office during the week.
The Nicaragua Covenant has been supporting Camino Emmaus school for over 10 years.
Additional monies from coffee sales and trivia night will be used to support programs in Nicaragua.
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